Black Widow movie review - Aussieboyreviews


They’ll surely appreciate the action, cast and story, although it gets extended at times. Starring Scarlett Johansson, Black Widow is another action-packed superhero flick. But parents should be cautioned about the violence.


Natasha Romanoff, also known as Black Widow, confronts the darker parts of her ledger when a dangerous conspiracy with ties to her past arises. Pursued by a force that will stop at nothing to bring her down, Natasha must deal with her history as a spy, and the broken relationships left in her past long before she became an Avenger.

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Movie details

Director: Cate Shortland
Cast: Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh, David Harbour, O-T Fagbenle, Olga Kurylenko, William Hurt, Ray Winstone, Rachel Weisz
Writer: Eric Pearson
Release Date (Australia): 8 July 2021
Runtime: 133 minutes/2h 13m
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Language: English

CONTENT GUIDE (warning: May contain spoilers)

Themes (M)

The film features frequent action sequences that include peril and threat, in addition to other themes in the form of mind control and kidnapping.

Violence (M)

The film contains frequent action sequences that feature stabbing, gunfire and martial arts combat fight scenes. There is occasional blood, wound and broken bone detail accompanying these scenes.

Coarse Language (PG)

The film contains several uses of the word “s**t”.

Sex (G)

The film includes a very mild verbal sexual reference.

mpaa rating

PG-13 (for intense sequences of violence/action, some language and thematic material)

Aussie boy's thoughts

An enjoyable Marvel movie packed with loads of legendary action, fair story and the awesome superheroes. Scarlett Johansson takes the role as Black Widow, who is an epic Marvel protagonist without any superpowers. The fight sequences in the film are stylish and the movement is skilful, but the “acceptable” story can be flat at times. However, fans of Marvel action flicks will surely adore Black Widow, despite the fact that it took a while for the character to have her own film.

The film delivers a promising opening with a nicely-produced title card and credits. Although it does feel quite long and extended, it’s usually entertaining when the story approaches the explosions, gunfire and action. Even though Black Widow doesn’t have any superpowers like most other Marvel heroes, the film still keeps a similar pace for Marvel fans.

This action/adventure tale also just isn’t as great as expected. Even though the acting and effects are stunning, it isn’t a fast-moving film and is occasionally just uninteresting. Thanks to the performances, action and fairly constructed story, Black Widow is another decent cinema-worthy movie that’ll impress those who adore the epic action stories that Marvel provides.

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